Friday, July 18, 2008

Today is...

My birthday was spent waking up at 5 am so I could drive 45 minutes to my doctor's office for my annual exam without my much needed cup of coffee with cream! After that bit of unpleasantness I decided I deserved a treat...

So I went and got one of these!


Now my poor darling husband will be working quite late, such is the nature of the business he's in so no celebrations today, instead we'll celebrate tomorrow with a cook out and cake that I'm going to bake. Yes, I bake my own cakes but there's a reason for that. In another life I was a "pro" at all things culinary. My family circle is small, there's just the 3 of us plus our recent 4th addition of dear son's fiancée so my friends also serve duty as my family. One of my high school friends miraculously lives within a 3 or 4 hour drive depending on who is driving! She's coming up for the weekend along with her husband, this is my third birthday in a row we've spent together. I can't tell you how much that means to me. I am blessed we live so close to each other, YES, 3 or 4 hours is close and let me explain how this is so. We both grew up in Kansas! I moved to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains years ago after husband and I got out of service and they moved to Charleston SC area when her husband retired from service. Pretty amazing for two girls from the Heartland to reconnect years later within driving distance.

Here we are last year, we split the difference and met in the middle at Columbia SC for a day spent in museums with our husbands, I totally loved it! She's the one on the left, it's a lousy picture but we're going to fix that this year. AND (insert drum roll here please) I'm much thinner this year! I've lost 70 pounds! Hmmm, maybe I'll skip the cake... 'cause I'm sure loving my weight loss.

AND, it boggles the mind there could be more but she said she's decided to make my gift this year so I'm going to have to wait for it. I adore handmade gifts, I think they are the bestest ever so this news was thrilling to say the least and I'll wait happily for it. She's a pretty busy chickie with little time for crafting so I was rather surprised by her announcement and it means all the more to me knowing how valuable her time is.
So that's my big day or rather big weekend, a little birthday, some house guests, a bit of celebration! I know this was a rather personal post from me but I'll resume with my usual bits of messy fluff blogging next post, I promise!

12 comments:

Mrs. Trixi said...

What a way to spend your special day. I would not wish that Dr. visit on anyone on their B.day. Well, I hope the rest of the day is great!!! Happy Birthday!!!
Blessings~~

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Happy birthday to you! Ugh on the doctor visit today--I can't believe you schedule that on your birthday!

Congratulations on the weightloss!

~ Sarah

Darlene said...

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday and CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss...wow that is great!!

Jen r. said...

What away to spend your birthday, you deserve 2 starbucks!.. Jen R

Bella said...

I'm still laughing at the pic of your dr's office ;)

Happy Birthday! It sounds like your weekend will be just perfect to me!!! :)

I'm adding you to my Blog List, so I can keep up with you...thanks for the tip on the plate hangers, too :)

Kitty Scraps said...

I had a wonderful birthday weekend but I'm exhausted facing a long work week. Thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes, hopefully I'll get a new post up soon recapping the weekend :) Too much cake, too much laughing, too much fun!

Susie Harris said...

Happy Birthday to you! The sight of that chair reminds me I need to go for my yearly checkup... You should have showed us cake, smile... That would be more fun.. hope you had a great day with your bff... Take care! Susie h~

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh...yes, I haven't gone in years. I know that's horrible. You deserve lots of treats. I love your profile...dreaming of Mr Darcy and decorating Pemberly....love, love , love it!

Kitty Scraps said...

You know Ladies, I've not had that type of check up in about 9 years! I was shaking like a leaf and made sure he understood that I could leave at anytime, lol I don't think I could have picked a better doctor to calm my nerves, I had seen him just once before for my knee problems as a way to meet him and determine if I wanted him for my primary care doctor. I can totally understand putting off those kinds of visits, they are not fun! But my excuse is I had no health insurance so once I had it again I felt I deserved to take care of myself. So that's why I did it on my birthday, each year since I've turned 40 I've tried to do something that means something to me, if that makes sense. Last year I donated 13 inches of my hair to locks of love, this year I had the exam I've put off for 9 years, next year who knows? lol And if I can do it, lol, anyone can! Trust me, I was crying and shaking from being so nervous!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Happy belated birthday and congratulation on the weight loss that is one of the best presents you could give yourself. Hope you had a wonderful visit with your friend and have a great week!

Susie Harris said...

hey Miss Kitty... was at Hobby Lobby today and thought of you... Still waiting on that fringe to go on sale..ugh! I know it wont be long now, smile... Susie h~

Shannon said...

Ok, that toally cracks me up that you took a picture of that doctor table!! :) I would much rather go here than the dentist any day!